Culture Shock

Chezzie Genin 

People might not expect that I am a huge mental health advocate and that I struggle with a lot of issues relating to my body and my gender. Doing this project puts me in a space that reminds me of the most prejudiced things people have said about me or to me. One side is the self that feels the most accurate and shows the things I feel represent my hobbies best, and another self is distorted by people’s first instincts on hearing the things that make me different to them. I often do not feel seen around the older generation and I don’t feel seen around conservative people. My immediate family falls into these categories. I want to be seen as a confident, strong, capable person who holds their own.